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Nov 11, 2020

paperback of 'The God Child' published this month

Nana Oforiatta Ayim

Described as 'Meditative, gestural, philosophic..a brave reinvention of the immigrant narrative and unprecedented' by Taiye Selasi and as 'Adept, admirable, important' by the Guardian, The Godchild tells the tale of Maya who grows up in Germany in the shadow of her beautiful, volatile mother: a whirlwind, spinning stories of the family's former glory.

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“I read this novel very slowly. I didn't want to miss anything ... It is a rich, beautiful book and when I got to the end, I wanted to start again” –  Chibundu Onuzo

“A cultural juggernaut” –  Harper's Bazaar

“Hugely readable … Dizzying … Intriguing and engrossing … A classic coming-of-age narrative … Deeply concerned with Ghanaian history and the psychic dislocations of exile” –  Daily Mail

“It is a rare kind of woman who enjoys a project so vast that it's practically unfinishable, but Nana Oforiatta Ayim, a Ghanaian writer and historian, never quits what she has started” –  Vogue

“One of the foremost architects of the contemporary African arts scene” –  Okay Africa

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